Rule #1: Don't piss off the sound guy!
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Hired for a gala event in a room I know to be difficult. Quick program, a fundraising appeal and then the guests retire upstairs for a dance party. We walk in to discover the room PACKED with chairs -- literally barely enough room to walk through them -- this diagram does NOT do justice to the lack of space.
The venue informs me that NO speaker stands can be placed on the floor as they interfere with catering. Thinking fast, I pulled in column arrays and made it through the…Continue
As my third ex-wife used to point out, I am capable of great complaint about an otherwise awesome job. This week has been a nice reminder of how fantastic this job really is most days.
I was brought into the Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant a few years ago and it's been a joy. Top-notch staff in the pageant and a team of dedicated volunteers, a world-class choreographer who I love watching work (picking up tips for my next career!), a friendly and knowledgeable venue team AND…Continue
This was mentioned in my recent post regarding our K-Array loudspeakers. Being torture-testers of audio, we routinely patch gear together over great distances and find power weirdness with perhaps more regularity than the "right-stack, left-stack" types.
At a community center the other night, our neighborhood suffered a power outage which ran from about my house (my girlfriend called to make sure we'd paid the bill) and into the community center next door and on down the…Continue
I realize that this may sound like Baker Lee's column in this months FOH but that is only because great minds think alike and maybe it's just that season.
You called at 4:48pm on a sunny day in our other-wise dismal city and I had not undeservedly joined the ranks of many others in slipping out of the office a few minutes early. I saw your number but since you're a first time client, I hadn't yet entered it in the "People I MUST Answer" list.…Continue
So it's been a year since we got our hot little hands on the K-Array columns and I thought I'd share how this has gone. Again, the bulk of our shows are galas, special events and parties that may or may not feature music. Intelligibility for spoken word for an audience of 300-500 for dinner is our biggest concern.
For starters, I still love mixing on the K-Arrays. On the occasions when we get to do small "acoustic-oriented" performances I am impressed with the clarity and…Continue